The Grounds Guys(TM) Award New Franchise Location in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

March 21, 2011 // // ORANGEVILLE, Ontario - The Grounds Guys™, Canada is pleased to announce the opening of a new franchise location in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

The new owners of The Grounds Guys™ Saskatoon franchise are Mike and Taryn Emiry. The Grounds Guys™ Brand provides Landscape and Grounds Maintenance services for commercial and residential customers throughout Canada and the USA.

Mike Emiry brings a wealth of both practical and technical expertise, coupled with outstanding customer service and managerial experience, to their new landscape and grounds maintenance Company. Mike has excelled as an Instrumentation Engineering Technologist, gaining the designation of a highly skilled Industrial Instrument Mechanic - Journeyperson. He has lived and worked primarily in the Saskatoon area, and his 'roots' are definitely in the land itself - having grown up and worked extensively on a family farm west of Saskatoon. Mike explained, "I was looking for a business model that was both tested over time, and that had a reputation of providing a high level of Customer Satisfaction. The Grounds Guys™ was a 'natural' fit for us. We are particularly impressed with not only the business system itself, but with the people that stand behind each Franchise location � the Grounds Guys™ corporate team that provides us with unparalleled support and expertise in the Landscape and Grounds Maintenance industry". Mike's knowledge, skills, and passion will enable The Grounds Guys™ Saskatoon Team to exceed their customers' expectations.

Taryn Emiry also brings a passion for success, and has extensive practical skills and leadership qualities gained through her career working as a professional accountant. She has earned a Certified Management Accountant designation (CMA), and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan. Her strengths include proven Customer Service skills, communications, analytical problem solving and development of time management processes. As Co-owner of The Grounds Guys™ Saskatoon location, Taryn plans to bring her value added expertise to the Grounds Guys™ Saskatoon Team.

The working assets of both Mike and Taryn, joined with The Grounds Guys™ award winning* Business Model and Operating System, should provide a dynamic environment for business growth and success. "Mike's passion to succeed coupled with his outstanding troubleshooting and problem solving skills will enhance the success of their business. Both Mike and Taryn bring the experience, energy, and commitment to service excellence that will enable them to provide an outstanding value to their community, their employees, and their family," said Peter van Stralen, President of Sunshine® Brands. "We are very excited to welcome them into the growing network of The Grounds Guys™ franchisees."

*CFA (Canadian Franchise Association) Award of Excellence; (Sunshine Grounds Care®) Gold Medal 2010 for New and Emerging Franchise's. Refer to media release at the CFA website:

Canadian Franchise Association - 2010 Winners

About The Grounds Guys�

Since 1987, the van Stralen brothers have built The Grounds Guys™ (formerly Sunshine Grounds Care®) to become Canada's foremost landscape management company, servicing a broad range of commercial and residential clients. The Sunshine business offers strong margins, sophisticated business systems, extensive ongoing support, and low capital investment. New market opportunities combined with a well-established, reputable brand and mature operating systems represent a phenomenal franchised business for the right person. For more information visit:



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